Explosive FBI Text Messages Show Agent Planning to Change Outcome of 2016 Election

Two FBI officials who previously took part in special counsel Robert Mueller’s widely panned Russia investigation exchanged text messages during the summer of 2016 in which they appeared to discuss ways to prevent then-GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump from being elected president.

“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office — that there’s no way (Trump) gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” top FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok wrote in an Aug. 15, 2016 text to Lisa Page, an attorney who at the time worked for Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, according to The Daily Caller.

“It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40,” Strzok added in his text to Page, who was also reportedly his mistress.

As noted by Matt Vespa of Townhall in regard to these texts, it’s “quite unsettling to see members of our nation’s preeminent law enforcement and intelligence agencies thinking of ways to screw over the next president of the United States simply because they don’t like him or her.”

Released to the House Judiciary Committee this week, the text messages contain numerous other examples of Strzok and Page expressing what Fox News described as their “anti-Trump feelings” and discussing how to “protect the country from that menace,” as quoted from their texts.

By “that menace” the duo meant Trump, of course.

After Mueller learned of these disturbing messages, he reassigned Strzok to the FBI’s human resources division. Page, who reportedly briefly worked on Mueller’s team, has returned to the FBI as well. And because the special counsel seemingly dealt with these two properly, liberals now adamantly argue that Mueller has demonstrated his commitment to objectivity.

“That fact that it appears Mueller removed Strzok from the investigation as soon as he find out about the messages tends to underscore Mueller’s seriousness about keeping the investigation free from even the appearance of bias,” said Lawrence Noble, the general counsel of the Campaign Legal Center, to Vox.

Maybe, maybe not. Mueller would have done a lot more to show he was serious about that by not staffing his investigation with high-powered Democrat lawyers, for starters.

But some have argued that this entirely misses the point, which is that the very investigation Mueller happens to be performing is itself rooted in corruption.

“Democrats and the media are accusing anyone who criticizes special counsel Robert Mueller as Trumpian conspirators trying to undermine his probe,” The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board argued in a column Wednesday. “But who needs critics when Mr. Mueller’s team is doing so much to undermine its own credibility?”

“The texts explain why Mr. Mueller would remove Mr. Strzok, though a straight shooter wouldn’t typically resist turning those messages over to Congress for as long as Mr. Mueller did,” the board added.

The Journal had a point. From filling his team with Democrats to resisting Congress’ attempts for transparency and, worse, allowing an anti-Trump zealot in the FBI to serve in such a pivotal role in the Russia investigation for so long, Mueller has demonstrated incompetence, at the very least, if not malfeasance as well.

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To put it bluntly, this entire investigation stinks to high heaven. Whether it would therefore behoove the president to either fire Mueller and terminate the investigation remains unclear, however, since some conservatives fervently believe Trump should just wait it out, as they’re confident the special counsel will eventually be forced to clear him.

What is certainly clear though is “that high ranking officials at the FBI planned to use their power to counter the results of an election,” as pointed out by Ed Morrissey of Hot Air, and that this is “worth a very thorough look” and possible investigation by Congress.

In other words, it’s time to investigate the investigators.

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